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Mecayapan NahuatlEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Highland Popoluca [Term?].

NounEdit

jo̱nchoꞌ

  1. a legendary animal resembling a gorilla
    • 1994, Esteban Pérez Ramírez, Ita̱tapohualis se̱ pe̱lo yej pox maya̱naya, second edition, México, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 7:
      Entoncej iami̱goj jo̱nchoꞌ quicontesta̱roj ijquí̱n.
      Then his friend the jo̱nchoꞌ replied thus.
    • 2014, Teobaldo Bautista Martínez, “Jonchoʼ”, in 4ª antología literaria en lenguas indígenas del estado de Veracruz, Academia Veracruzana de las Lenguas Indígenas, →ISBN, page 101:
      Totajwan ikya kipowayaj iga pan kuayoj chantitoya se jonchoʼ yeh poxsan tamajmajtiaya.
      Our fathers long ago said that in the forest there lived a jonchoʼ that was very scary.

ReferencesEdit

  • Wolgemuth, Carl et al. (2002) Diccionario náhuatl de los municipios de Mecayapan y Tatahuicapan de Juárez, Veracruz[1] (in Spanish), second electronic edition, Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 76